Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: dition. 2. Site Requirements The land or site upon which will be constructed any building or structure, or any ancillary or auxiliary facility thereto, shall be sanitary, hygienic and safe. In the case of sites of buildings intended for use as human habitation or abode, the he same shall be at a safe distance, as determined by competent authorities, from streams or bodies of water and/or sources of air considered to be polluted; from a volcano or volcanic site and/or any other building considered to be a potential source of fire or explosion. 3. Dangerous Buildings or Structures Any building or structure which has any or all of the conditions or defects hereinafter described shall be deemed to be a dangerous building or structure provided that such conditions or defects exist to the extent that life, health, property or safety of the public or its occupants are endangered. 3.1 Structural Hazards 3.1.1 Whenever any building or structure or portion thereof has been damaged by fire, earthquake, wind, flood, or by any other cause to such an extent that the structural strength or stability thereof is materially less than it was before the catastrophe and is less than the minimum requirements of the National Structural Code for Buildings for new buildings of similar structure, purpose or location. 3.1.2 Whenever any portion or member or appurtenance thereof is likely to fall, or to become detached or dislodged or to collapse and thereby injure persons or damage property. 3.1.3 Whenever any portion of a building or structure, or any member, appurtenance or ornamentation on the exterior thereof is not of sufficient strength or stability, or is not anchored, attached or fastened in place so as to be capable of resisting a wind pressure of one-half of that specific in the National Structure Code for Buildings for such type of buildings. 3.1.4 Whenever any portion thereof has been wrecked, warped, buckled or settled to such an extent that walls or other structural portions have materially less resistance to winds or earthquakes than in required in the case of similar new construction. 3.1.5 Whenever the building or structure, or any portion thereof, because of (1) dilapidation, deterioration or decay; (2) faulty construction; (3) the removal, movement or instability of any portion of the ground necessary for the purpose of supporting such building; (4) the deterioration, decay or inadequacy of its foundation; or (5) any other cause, is likely to partially or totally collapse. 3.1.6 Whenever the exterior walls or other vertical structural members list, lean or buckle to such an extent that a plumbline passing through the center of gravity does not fall inside the middle one-third of the base. 3.1.7 Whenever the building or structure, exclusive of the foundation, shows 33 percent or more damage or deterioration of its supporting member or members, or 50 percent damage or deterioration of its non-supporting members, enclosing or outside walls or coverings. 3.1.8 Wh...
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